Review ~ Taking a Chance by A. M. Arthur

TakingAChanceBook: Taking A Chance

Series: Restoration #3

Author: A. M. Arthur

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 262

Published: Carina Press, September 14, 2015

Source: Publisher

The last time Elliott fell in love, his fiancé cheated on him. Now fresh out of rehab, Elliott’s confidence lags behind his libido—not that that stops him from lusting after the sexy carpenter working on his kitchen—from a distance. He won’t risk his sobriety on another potential broken heart.

As half of an experienced home renovation duo, Augustus expects this job will be easy. Until he sees the house’s tenant, a man he never thought he’d meet—his ex’s other man. Augustus knows he should say something about their secret, shared past, but he’s tongue-tied by their intense, unwanted attraction.

Despite attempts to keep things professional, the two men give in to temptation and forge a genuine connection—and his developing feelings for Elliott leave Augustus in an impossible situation. If he stays, his secret will always hang over the relationship. But telling the truth might send Elliott spiraling to a new rock bottom and cost Augustus the only man he’s ever really loved.

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I’m not one to usually reread a book, but after finishing this I realized that I can, and probably will be, one to reread a whole series. I got into the RESTORATION series by chance, and it has been a rough ride, an extremely emotional ride, but definitely a worthy one. This final book in the series may mark an ending of sorts, but I feel like this won’t be the last I’ll be hearing from these guys. Just like its predecessors, this one took me on an emotional roller coaster that ended up being a worthy experience.

For those who are familiar with the storyline-and I strongly suggest you read these books in order if you’re considering the series- it was obvious that this was going to be a difficult journey for Elliott and Auggie. Having unknowingly shared a man, they had a chance to finally put things to rest and move on with each other, and theirs was a beautiful story.

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Review ~ The Neighbor by Bernadette Chapman

TheNeighborBook: The Neighbor

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Author: Bernadette Chapman

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 61

Published: Less Than Three Press, November 4, 2015

Source: Publisher

Anders like his life the way it is: quiet, ordered, neat. If that gets him called antisocial, well, it also gets him left alone and that’s the way he likes it.

Then a new neighbor, Finch, moves in and he is everything Anders hates. He’s nosy, over-friendly, and doesn’t know when to quit. He’s also cute and infuriatingly charismatic. Which is the only possible explanation for the way Anders keeps putting up with Finch and his crazy ideas, like training for a wife-carrying contest, instead of telling him to go away once and for all the way he should.

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It was difficult writing a review for this one. Not only was the story so short that there was no room for details at all, but also I think the author could’ve used her existing number of pages a bit better to give us a chance to get to know the characters more.

THE NEIGHBOR was a short story of two very different people who are neighbors-duh- who I suppose will form some sort of romantic entanglement in the end. While Anders was a control freak with what I assume is an obsessive compulsive disorder, Finch, his new neighbor, was an outgoing, careless-and sometimes a bit thoughtless- person who didn’t know and care much about personal space.

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Review ~ The Fractured Heart by Scarlett Cole

TheFracturedHeartBook: The Fractured Heart

Series: Second Circle Tattoos #2

Author: Scarlett Cole

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 241

Published: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, January 5, 2016

Source: Publisher

All things, when placed under pressure, eventually break or leave a mark.

Tattoo artist Brody “Cujo” Matthews knows how to keep things simple. In life and in love. Abandoned as a child by a mother who refused to stick around to raise three boys she didn’t want, he’s intent on staying clear of complicated women. The only things complicated in Cujo’s life are the killer tattoos he designs and inks. That all changes when he’s asked to help organize his best friend Trent’s engagement party, which means working with Trent’s fiancée’s best friend, Drea, the definition of high maintenance and sizzling curves. And the one woman he doesn’t want to walk away from.

Andrea “Drea” Caron is broke and tired. After years of caring for her ailing mom, she’s at the end of her rope trying to manage the piling medical bills, two jobs, and a life placed on hold. She certainly doesn’t need the added frustration of a sexy playboy tattoo artist messing up her best friend’s engagement party or her carefully balanced life. But when Drea witnesses the abduction of a woman from the café she works at, she can’t help but turn to Cujo who’s determined to prove to Drea that he’s someone she can count on forever…but as they attempt to bring the truth to light, someone is working to bring that forever to a sudden, deadly halt.

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Since the moment I finished the first book, I’ve been looking forward to this one. I knew Cujo and Drea were going to be next-because how could they not with all that sexual tension going between them?- so yeah, I was excited, eager and, well, crazy over the fact that I had to wait a while before I could read them. No words are enough to describe my excitement when I could finally get my hands on their story, but let’s just say climbing and walls were involved.

I highly recommend reading the first book, THE STRONGEST STEEL to get to know these characters better, and to see more banter before the attraction, but still, be ready for an explosive chemistry between Cujo and Drea.

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Review ~ Melting Into You by Laura Trentham

MeltingIntoYouFFBook: Melting Into You

Series: Falcon Football #3

Author: Laura Trentham

Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 246

Published: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, November 3, 2015

Source: Publisher

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